8-Bit Matrix Overdub [Video]

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This video hits on so many levels of nostalgia, I was ready to enter the Konami code straight into YouTube to get myself an extra 30 lives. YouTube user Phillip Raupach uploaded his 2013 Best Sound Design winning video, whereby he’s taken an edited scene from the Matrix and overdubbed iconic 8-bit sound effects and […]

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PhotoFunia: Fun Free Photo Effects

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I recently received an email from the church secretary asking to update an event on the church website. Included was an image they wanted to accompany the information. Being the mindful and thoughtful webmaster (do we still call them webmasters?) that I am, I asked where the image was from, as I could make sure the […]

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YouTube on the Go [Infographic]

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Like everything else on the web, YouTube is getting used on mobile devices more and more. If you were in doubt that the Internet is becoming more mobile (smartphones and tablets) and less stationary (laptops and desktops), here’s further proof. YouTube on the go:

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The First Steps Toward Church Video

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Whether you’re a part of a more traditional church, a smaller church that that just hasn’t had the budget, or you just haven’t done video before, taking the first steps toward using video in your church can seem daunting. There are some things you can do once you join a team or get the tap […]

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Cardboard Industrial Flying Machines [Photos]

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Cardboard artist Daniel Agdag has assembled this awesome collection of industrial flying machines by building and sculpting them all out of cardboard. Like the life-sized Iron Man made from cardboard, these pieces of artwork made from everyday objects or both technically impressive art artfully inspiring. Enjoy:

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What I Learned On Vacation: Check Your Email

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Last month I had a vacation of sorts (as I mentioned before). During this time, I had some personal revelations about my life—both personally and work wise. I lend this to the fact that I spent multiple days at a time unplugged and completely disconnected from the Internet. No laptop. No tablet. No smartphone. I […]

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Church Usher Training Video

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The video below is from Chick-fil-A and was “created to remind us that everyone we interact with is a chance to create a remarkable experience.” While it was produced as a type of training video for their employees, I think many church usher teams (as well as anyone on church staff or volunteers) should consider sharing this […]

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A Fun Way to Mark Your Bible

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I love marking up my Bible when I study. I’m not sure if it’s the graphic designer in me (I like pretty colors) or the former English major coming out (sentence diagrams!!), but I just enjoy dissecting the text and finding the deeper—and much more personal—meaning. A quick flip through my Bible will prove my […]

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Need for Remote Video Conferencing?

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When some people hear the phrase “remote video conferencing,” they inwardly cringe. In the past, remote video conferencing was less than ideal, to put it kindly. Those who are familiar with past methods of communication via video calls are well aware of the long stretches of unexpected silences and frequently posed question, “Can you hear […]

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